Erik Feig, head of production at Summit says this about the appointment -
"Catherine is the first and only filmmaker we considered to direct 'If I Stay,' a book we are as crazy about as we were about 'Twilight,' " he says. "Catherine has an amazing ability to capture the youth experience. She can make the fantastical relatable and the ordinary magical. We'd never try to re-create past history, but we are thrilled about trying to re-create the environment and passion that made our last success possible."LA Times article
Just a word of warning for grizzling Twilight fangirls who have no appreciation of Catherine's work aside from Twilight and haven't read the book - save your opinion until you are enlightened on both subjects, thanks!
Also. Gayle is my spotlighted author next week. Here you will have be able to read an interview on the book, an interview on the film developments (including today's plus casting suggestions), her reading habits and a guest blog. Stay tuned, my pretties.